Guided show-and-tell

Autour du Monde: A Guided Tour

94 George Street

Providence, RI 02906

The colonial aspirations and exploits of France, as well as French contributions to the military defense of North America, have inspired a host of exhibitions at the John Carter Brown Library over the years. The 250th anniversary of Louis-Antoine de Bougainville's circumnavigation, which departed France in 1766, has given us the occasion to draw more fully on the Library's collection of resources not only on France's intellectual and commercial engagement with the Americas, but with the wider world as well. "Autour du Monde" explores France's signal achievements in New France and her less familiar settlements in Brazil, Guiana, the Caribbean, and the Falkland Islands. French voyages to the Pacific and around the globe are also highlighted, in addition to France's eastward voyages and trade relations with Africa, Asia, and islands in the Indian Ocean.

Please join us on Tuesday, November 15th at 3:00 p.m. for a guided tour of the exhibition with Dennis Landis, Curator of European Books. Reception to follow.